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Great Living Chola Temples around Thanjavur with Lunch

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What to Expect
You will be picked up from your hotel in the morning and driven to Brihadisvara Temple in Thanjavur. It is one of the largest temples of South India and is dedicated to the Hindu God Shiva. The temple has a massive tower and its walls bear inscriptions, frescoes and sculptures relating to Lord Shiva.

Next drive to the town of Gangaikonda Cholapuram that is situated at a distance of around 45 miles from Thanjavur. This was the capital of the Chola dynasty for over 250 years. The temple here is also dedicated to Lord Shiva and is known for its famous bronze sculptures.

Then enjoy lunch at a local restaurant (beverage excluded). After lunch drive to the town of Darasuram which is an hour’s drive from Gangaikonda Cholapuram. It is home to the well preserved Airavatesvara Temple. This stone temple is shaped like a chariot and contains sculptures of Gods from the Vedas and the Puranas.

At the end of the tour you will be driven back to Thanjavur and dropped-off at your hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Your hotel in the city of Thanjavur.
Departure Time
9:00 AM
Return Details
Same as departure location.
  • Transport by private air conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Local English speaking guide
  • Lunch at local restaurant (beverage excluded)
  • 02 bottles of mineral water per person
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers.
  • There is a dress code for entering temples. Sleeveless tops and shorts are not permitted. Footwear must be removed outside the temple.
  • Temple opening hours are from 06:00 a.m to 12:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 08:30 p.m.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


Key Details
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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